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Murdo MacLeod makes welcome return to Celtic Park

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After some very serious health issues Murdo MacLeod made a very welcome return to Celtic Park on Saturday, watching Bend It Like Brattbakk, the story of Celtic’s dramatic 97/98 title win.

After spending 103 days in hospital after complications set in with his pace-maker the former Celtic midfielder lost his toes as a consequence.

Last night he was in the audience at the Kerrydale Street as the dramas of the 97/98 campaign were relived through the life of fans culminating in Harald’s goal against St Johnstone that delivered the title, Celtic’s second trophy of the decade.

Captain Tom Boyd was at Friday’s show with Wim Jansen’s assistant taking in the Saturday showing.

MacLeod has an outstanding Celtic connection, scoring the final goal in the 4-2 match to win the title in his first season at the club and being heavily involved in the Centenary Scottish Cup success, a year later he was in the thick of the celebrations at Love Street as another title was clinched.

Moving to Borussia Dortmund he returned to captain Hibs to the 1991 League Cup Final success with his stint as assistant to Jansen coming after spells managing Dumbarton and Partick Thistle.

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  • Drew67 says:

    Joe McAnernys bhoy and the bhoy fae river city..used tae pop intae the arlington bar noon n again tae meet billy n bob.great guy.hail hail bhoys

  • Jack says:

    Murdo nice to seing him looking so fit

  • John S says:

    The legendary “4-2 Game” (’10 Men won the league’ chant) where the 2nd half footage went missing on the way to the studio across town.

    • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

      Did the same thing not also happen in The record score line in a UK cup final at The Scottish League Cup Final in 1957 of : Celtic 7 v Rangers 1…

      “Oh Hampden in the sun… Celtic Seven, Hurtin’ Huns” !

    • Magua says:

      Not so, John. I was at the 4-2 game with my dad. We arrived home, only to discover, that the TV technicians, had pulled the plug on the game shortly before kick-off.

      Hail Hail.

  • Kevin Dunne says:

    Murdo wore his heart in his sleeve every game he played for the TIC that man had some power in his shots as well. He deserves the accolades he was proud to wear the HOOPS as ANY player should be. Hail HAIL Murdo MC

  • Stesano says:

    Got love wee murdo one my hero’s growing up him and Davie Provan two of the best signings club ever made and they both love the club. Great seeing him iin recovery Hail Hail wee man

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